How Wednesday Star Jenna Ortega Reacted To Working With Christina Ricci

It can’t be easy taking over an iconic role, as Wednesday star Jenna Ortega can attest when revealing her reaction to working opposite Christina Ricci. The upcoming Netflix show is the newest iteration of The Addams Family, which began as a comic by Charles Addams in 1938 in The New Yorker..Ortega’s star has been on the rise, as 2022 has seen her already appear in a slew of horror projects including Ti West’s X, Studio 666, American Carnage, and the latest Scream sequel. Ortega will be the seventh actor to play Wednesday in 48 years, a part that previously served as a breakout role for Ricci, who appeared in Barry Levinson’s The Addams Family (1991) and The Addams Family Values (1993). As previously announced, Ricci joined the cast of Wednesday in an undisclosed role.

By all accounts, Ortega needn’t have worried about taking on the role. Since filming, Ricci has praised Ortega’s performance, commending especially her professionalism as an actor, her love of the craft, and saying that “her Wednesday is a really, really great, smart, modern take on that character.” Having starred in her share of dark roles herself, from Burton’s Sleepy Hollow to her devious turn on Showtime series Yellowjackets, Ricci’s commendations carry weight. Burton has likewise given Ortega his stamp of approval, saying he can’t imagine any other actress playing the part.

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